Fighting back against intruders

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AN ALERT resident slammed the door ona sneak thief – quite literally.

A car stolen from Bishopbriggs was used in the attempted raid on a house in nearby Cumnock Road, Robroyston.

At around 5.30am on Saturday, September 3, a resident was woken by the sound of a car and found somebody trying to break into his house.

The raider had forced open the front door and was attempting to unfasten a security chain.

The householder slammed the door shut on the suspect’s groping hand. The surprised crook fled in the stolen white Vauxhall Corsa. He was described as being stocky, around 5ft 6in tall and wearing a grey tracksuit.

Constable Siobhan McCandlish said: “We would urge residents, particularly elderly householders, to ensure that all their doors are locked, even when they are in their home, as there are opportunists out there just looking for the chance to gain access to a property.”

If you have any information about the crimes contact Kirkintilloch Police on 0141 532 4400 or Crimestoppers – in confidence – on 0800 555 111.

Meanwhile, an elderly woman suffered a terrifying daytime ordeal after discovering an intruder in her kitchen.

The woman, who is thought to be in her 70s, was in her Balmuildy Road home, in Bishopbriggs, when she heard her back door open at around 4.30pm last Wednesday, September 14.

She walked into her kitchen to be confronted by a man who quickly fled.

Nothing was stolen and the householder was left shaken, but unhurt. The intruder was described as being white, aged 20-23, with dark brown hair and a light-coloured jacket.